colaris – renewal 2xLP
black or red vinyl
Before even placing my turntable’s stylus upon the wax of this release, I was awestruck by the beauty of its packaging. Fantastically presented on blue marble 180 gram vinyl (also available in other colors) and presented in a glossy album sleeve, I hoped that the music contained on this double-disc set would be as mesmerizing as my initial reaction to its appearance.
As the records spun about my deck, I was taken away on a voyage through beautiful guitar work, into an instrumental void so calming and relaxing, like witnessing the sun set over a grandiose body of water. The eight compositions that form this release are truly magnificent pieces of work. I felt myself drift off, almost as if listening to a shoe-gaze project.
Such elegance in song composition, Colaris have found a way to create music that stands alone, unique and strong. So many elements, taken from an obviously massive palette of influences. This is honestly something that should be listened to from start to finish, but for anybody who is curious enough to sample, but is short on time, follow the link provided and listen to the closing track, “The Way Of Origin”. Those seven minutes while provide you with a pretty accurate idea of what the release is all about.
An absolutely stunning record!